Woman dies in cell at Minnehaha County Jail
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — A woman has died at the Minnehaha County Jail. The 41-year-old Minnesota woman was found unresponsive in her cell on Wednesday around 2 p.m. Life saving efforts were performed by both jail staff and paramedics, which were ultimately unsuccessful. The woman was lodged earlier...
Jean Ann Collignon
Jean Ann Collignon passed away a few days after her 100th birthday. She met and married Robert C. Collignon and they made their forever home in Madison South Dakota. She is survived by her three children, John Collignon (Linda), Larry Collignon (Mary Ann) and Mary Garry (Rich) five Grandchildren Scott...
Residents react to county shooting down ordinance
Two Lake County landowners spoke to the Lake County Commission on Tuesday about last week’s meeting, where the County Commission shot down the idea of an ordinance to regulate carbon dioxide or hazardous liquid pipelines in the county. On May 30, the Lake County Commission held a joint meeting...
County to Update Camera Security System
During the Lake County Commission meetingTuesday, the Commissioners discussed the motion to update the counties existing camera system to the Digital Watchdog System and would update the counties infrastructure Commision Members agreed that the upgrade to the system needed to be done. They spoke about the things that would be...
Amanda Vacanti, Karley Lurz earn all-state honors
The Madison Bulldogs finished their inaugural softball season with a 17-4 record and qualified for the Class A State Tournament. At the state tournament, the Bulldogs went 2-1 and took home fifth place. Next spring, the Bulldogs will return every member from the state-qualifying team for their second season.
City updates snow removal ordinance
With summer in full swing, the last thing anyone wants to do is think about snow. However, Madison city commissioners heard the first reading of their updated snow removal ordinance during Monday’s meeting. City Administrator Jameson Berreth explained that the main drive behind the update is to clean up...
Lake County Museum hosting ice cream social
The Lake County Museum is hosting some old-fashioned fun later this month with an ice cream social to celebrate the return of the Boyd Family wagon. Constructed in the 1860s, the covered wagon was used by John Boyd and his family to relocate to Lake County in 1879. After sitting in the museum for more than 50 years, it was dry as kindling and showing signs of age. Following a fund-raising campaign to cover preservation costs, it was sent to Hansen Wheel and Wagon last fall.
City votes to use cement treated subgrade on N.W. 9th St./Union Ave. reconstruction project
Trying something new is often a door toward progress, especially when that something helps save time and money. On Monday, Madison city commissioners elected to test this theory by voting to utilize a cement treated subgrade for their storm sewer and alternative roadway section in their N.W. 9th St./Union Ave. reconstruction project.
Brookings County jury award property owner $850,000
BROOKINGS, S.D.(KJJQ)- A Brookings County jury awards a property owner $850,000 for land taken for construction of the I-29 Exit 130 interchange at 20th Street South. The City used eminent domain after a settlement could not be reached. The award is more than 20-times the amount originally offered by the...
GMACC's Agriculture Committee announces second year of AgLink program
When a town has agricultural roots like Madison, it can be difficult to believe that some community members are unfamiliar with the practices on farms and ranches. To help clue more into this rich tradition, the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture Committee created the AgLink program, which kicked off last year.
Lakes Bar & Grill is Burger Brawl champion
The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s (GMACC) 2023 Burger Brawl is in the books, and that means it’s time to learn which community creations came out on top. Seventeen local establishments entered the competition, but only one can be named the ultimate winner. GMACC Executive Director Eric...
LCC hosts final property tax town hall
More than 30 Lake County residents attended the County Commission’s third and likely final town hall meeting on Wednesday, discussing a potential increase in property taxes. The Lake County Commission held one town hall in April and a second in May to get public feedback and provide education on two potential property tax increases -– an opt-out and a road and bridge levy. The first two took place in the Lake County Courthouse, while this week’s was hosted at The Hillside Resort at the request of the Lake Madison Development Association.
‘Parent right’ groups make annual extremist report
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Four new groups, including a local organization started by a former staffer of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, have been designated as an extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in...
Madison area woman recovering after severe fire burns led to amputations
MADISON, S.D. (KELO) — A woman from the Madison area is recovering in a burn unit in St. Paul, Minnesota, after an accident four weeks ago where her clothing caught on fire. She later had part of both her legs amputated. On May 7, 78-year-old Barb Hansen was doing...
4th Juneteenth Celebration in Brookings Saturday
BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) –The Brookings Human Rights Commission plans to host the fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration. It will be on Saturday, June 17th at Pioneer Park in Brookings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black people, which occurred on June 19th, 1865.
New Miss Prairie Village, Prairie Princess crowned
Bailey Hyland and Sadie Troxell were crowned Miss Prairie Village and Miss Prairie Princess at Saturday’s 3 pageant. Hyland, a 15-year-old from Ramona, was also the 2018 Miss Prairie Princess while her cousin, Madeline Eich, served as Miss Prairie Village.
Artificial Intelligence raises questions for educators
Use of Artificial intelligence, or AI, has exploded. The eruption is leaving teachers to question how AI will change what and how students learn. The U.S. Department of Education released a report entitled “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning: Insights and Recommendations" on May 24. According to the press announcement covering the report, the text stresses the importance of creating guidelines for AI in school settings.
MRHS gearing up for Casino Night fund-raiser
Casino Night is a new event hosted by the Madison Regional Health Foundation. This lively fund-raiser will be held on June 23 on the property of Best Western Lakeview Hotel in Madison. Casino Night will feature games such as poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and plinko to go along with a...
Lake County Town Hall Meeting
The Lake County Commissioners will hold another town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 7 for residents to discuss the need for a potential opt out or road and bridge levy in Lake County. This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to receive firsthand information from county officials about county...
Turn lane project at SD-34 and SD-25 to begin
HOWARD – On Monday, work will begin to widen the road at the SD-34 and SD-25 intersection west of Howard. The project will add east- and westbound turn lanes at the intersection. The intersection will remain open during construction. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, controlled by flaggers...
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